Sadie Benning Shared Eye 2016

Benning once stated, “The invention of photography was something that was literally a threat to painting as a medium, and it feels unnerving to me somehow to insert one into the other—like a bad idea, or like sitting the wrong people next to one another at dinner.” The panels that make up Shared Eye combine three-dimensional objects with both found analog photographs and digital images shot by Benning. Their use of images and objects reflects a diversity of viewpoints and tastes: the “shared eye” of the title that envisions the act of seeing as fundamentally collaborative

Gallery label from 2019
Medium
Acrylic, wood, aqua resin, digital C-prints, casein, found photographs, archival inkjet prints, metal, paper, enamel, painted ceramic, plastic figurines, aluminum, rubber, ink, glitter, and staples, 40 panels
Dimensions
Dimensions variable
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of Sandra and Tony Tamer
Object number
499.2017.a-mm
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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